Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Police Department have announced that it will be distributing 13,000 free blue medical masks to Pawtucket residents and businesses on Saturday, June 27th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot across from Pawtucket City Hall in anticipation of warmer weather and 4th of July Festivities

“We need everyone to continue practicing social distancing, but understand that residents have places to go. Wearing a mask or face covering is the next best way to minimizes the spread of the coronavirus,” said Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien.

The Pawtucket Police Department will also continue distributing masks to those not wearing them.

“As community partners, the Department will have officers handing out masks for the safety of our residents. We must all continue to do our part in raising awareness that this virus is still here,” said Acting Public Safety Director and Police Chief Tina Goncalves.

Residents looking for access to free coronavirus tests, educational support on how to safely isolate, and resources to overcome hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic are urged to call the BEAT COVID-19 call line at 855-843-7620.